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Pages with URLs beginning with http://www.hosp.kobe.u.ac.jp/ that have footers bearing the copyright notation (Kobe University Hospital Medical Information Network (KUMIN). All rights reserved), are the property of Kobe University Hospital’s Official Website, which is managed and operated by the General Affairs Division of the National University Corporation, Kobe University School of Medicine.

You are basically free to link to this site. However, we will not allow linking from sites which contain content that may adversely affect Kobe University Hospital. Please also note that we may change and/or delete URLs of individual pages inside this website without prior notice, with the exception of the top page.

The Hospital assumes no responsibility for the content of external websites that are linked to our site.

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Fax number +81-78-382-5050

Privacy policy

The following law: “Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by incorporated administrative agencies” came into effect on April 1, 2005. The Hospital established its basic policy and detailed rules for the use of the personal information of our patients.

Click on the links below to read the documents.

Personal Information Protection Policy

We consider it our social responsibility to protect the personal information of our patients in accordance with the principle of respect for individuals with full awareness of the importance of that information.

In order that patients may participate in their medical treatment as they have until now, we ask patients to understand the significance of allowing their personal information to be utilized in their medical care so that they can receive treatment without fear or concerns. We established our privacy policies regarding the protection of personal data as follows. Our personnel and related workers are fully aware of these policies. We will continue to strive more than ever to protect the personal information of our patients.

  • We have established internal rules about the protection of personal information. All personnel who work at KUH will strictly observe these rules to manage and protect the personal data of our patients.
  • Educational programs will be made available to personnel and authorized persons to enhance their awareness of the importance of protecting personal information. We will establish a system to manage and protect personal data. A manager and a clerk will be assigned with the responsibility and authority to protect the personal information of our patients.
  • We will establish preventive and safety measures to prevent unauthorized access, or loss, damage, interpolation, and revealing of personal information.
  • In the collection and utilization of personal data, provision to third parties, and the contracting out of duties, we fully respect the rights of individuals and will clarify the objective and range of use of this information to ensure its proper handling.
  • We strictly observe laws and guidelines regarding the personal information we currently have in our possession.
  • We will continue to review how these policies are carried out and attempt to improve upon them.

April 1, 2005

Kazuro Sugimura, Hospital President Kobe University Hospital

You can download our privacy policy from the link below.

Regarding the privacy policy for patients at our hospital (to be posted) (PDF)pdf

Internal rules on measures for thdling of personal information regarding the medical treatment of patients whe proper hanich the hospital owns. (PDF) pdf

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